Grant Benskin

Grant Benskin – Solicitor


LLB (Hons) and BA

gbenskin@fletcherlaw.com.au

" I am committed to my work, bringing a fresh perspective to addressing legal challenges "

Grant graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and International Relations.  He completed the Department of Health (WA) Graduate Development Program before joining Fletcher Law in 2017.

With an interest in a number of areas of commercial law, Grant works closely with senior lawyers across a range of litigious and general commercial matters.  He was admitted as a practitioner in Western Australia in December 2017.

Outside work, Grant plays the bagpipes with the City of Cockburn Pipe Band, is a Committee Member of the Rockingham Kwinana Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, is a coach for the Law Society Mock Trial Competition and enjoys sports including tennis and squash.

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Diary of a Commercial Lawyer Part 1 – The Pitfalls of Oral Contracts

7th November 2018

Reflecting on some 35 years of experience as a commercial lawyer, one thing in particular stands out: variety.  The extraordinary scope of the issues presented by clients to resolve. Apart from the fact there is nothing better than variety to keep your daily job interesting, 35 years of variables presented to you to deal with... read more

The SAT – reluctant interstate traveller

7th September 2018

Since its inauguration in 2005, the jurisdiction of the State Administrative Tribunal in Western Australia (SAT) has expanded exponentially to include more than 154 pieces of statutory legislation. The appeal of the SAT as a less complex, more informal, less procedurally stringent and expedited manner of dispute resolution has gained momentum and traction among the... read more

Planning approval conditions – are they valid?

24th August 2018

The recent decision of Deputy President, Judge Parry, of the State Administrative Tribunal in Prosser v City of Bunbury [2018] WASAT 41 reminds us of the importance for developers to scrutinise the planning approval conditions imposed, as one or more of the conditions may be unlawful. Local Government may impose various types of planning approval... read more